Thursday, June 30, 2011

What's Missing????

Blazer: H&M
Dress: American Apparel
Shoes: Steve Madden Grettta and they come in purple, tan and black!

Does this dress look familiar? Probably so because I posted a similar outfit post with this dress in a different color HERE! Do you notice anything different about this post? (Well I know atleast my Anonymous commenter does). Yes I am without lipstick. Most of the time I am wearing red lipstick in ALL my posts except HERE and HERE! But most of the time I wear's my thing and I don't experiment too often.
For my 9-5 job I'm not allowed to dress up, I usually wear a lab coat. I can't wear perfume or have long nails. So when I'm not at work I like to feel pretty and RED lips does it for me. Probably because I dont wear a lot of red, actually almost none and only wear it on my lips, and sometimes finger nails.

What's your "thing"?


Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Brooklyn Flea Market

Brooklyn Flea Market from Monroe Steele on Vimeo.

So I along with a few members of the NYC Fashion Bloggers Meetup Group went to the Brooklyn Flea market Sunday. It was my first time going and it was pretty freaking awesome. I am a thrift maniac so being surrounded by so much vintage and second hand items gave me an instant headache. Well maybe the hot son beaming down on me and my dehydrated body was what actually gave me the headache but that neither here or there. The weather was perfect once the sun toned itself down behind a cloud and the breeze off the east river floated salted air around the flea.
I took home some great buys. A ring, necklace, belts and two purses! I'm actually surprised I didn't buy any clothes. Probably because I was too busy buying food. The vendors were AMAZING. I had two of these and even corn (which I had to wipe off my lipstick to eat) lol.

My Buys
 Vintage Horse Closure Belt $10 Fashion STEELE!
 This belt was definitely one of my favorite buys...I've already rocked it since.
I think it was a STEELE at $25
 Skull Ring...the cool thing about this ring is the head spins and comes off with a little compartment inside!

 Got this amazing necklace for $20 which was a STEELE! But I can't say the same for the vintage bag. I dropped some serious dough on this but I just had to have it.
Lastly I got this cute little vintage bag for $10 fashion STEELE!
The fashion scene at the Brooklyn Flea was lovely to people watch.

Top: Urban Outfitters see it worn differently HERE!
Shorts: Levi
Shoes: Minnetonka
Feather Earring: Urban Outfitters
Lipstick: MAC Morange

Overall I had an awesometastic time at the Brooklyn Flea...sure I'm broke now but good thing I get paid again on Friday!

What do you think of my purchases????


Monday, June 27, 2011

Vintage Vixen

Top: ASOS...Run and get it Suspender Corset Top!
Skirt: Thrifted
Purse: Thrifted
Wire Twist Headband: American Apparel

I was recently featured at Goodwill Huntingg thrift challenge. It was my first guest post and I am still super stoked about it. I wanted to share the photos with you because these are actually the first photos I've taken on my blog that I have manipulated. I did something with the color to make it look more vintage. I really like the outcome. I will definitely start playing with photo manipulation a little more. This skirt has only one pocket! But I love it to pieces. It is one of my favorite paisely skirts, Check out the other one HERE!
Please excuse me if you see lots of outfit post rocking my Jessica Simpson Dany Platforms. They just work so well with any outfit and are super comfortable. They also add a wow factor and I get ALOT of stares and people saying wow how do you walk in those...and its pretty fun just walking around New York in them. Given I almost fell into a pot hole but that was my fault for tweeting while walking.

Have you ever tripped or falling because of talking on the phone or texting?
Once...I fell down a bunch of stairs at a concert. There was like 3 people trying to help me up.
 It was pretty funny but at the time my ankle really hurt.
What do you all think of photo manipulation?


Sunday, June 26, 2011

Blogger Closet Raid

Yesterday I attended the Blogger Closet Raid at the lovely Tribeca Grand Hotel. The event was sponsored by Lyst and organized by the awesome Jennine founder of Independent Fashion Bloggers and her blog The Coveted. There were tons of awesome bloggers selling their clothes. My favorites were Keiko Lynn, Nitro:licious and Sammy Davis Vintage.
I ended up buying a vintage dress from Sammy Davis Vintage, a dress from Keiko Lynn and a sweater dress from Jennine. Can't wait to wear my finds!

 Nitro:Licious had a million gazillion shoes...all size 6 (insert gag followed by drool here). So sad I wear a size 10. We both thought maybe if I cut off my toes I have a fighting chance...but then again I could never wear sandals again.
 Tried on this coat from Sammy Davis Vintage but didn't end up getting it.
 Nicole and I outside of the Tribeca Grand Hotel.

My Buys:
Only $10 fashion STEELE!

Crop Tee: American Apparel
Skirt: Vintage Bought at The Vintage Twin Trunk Show
Shoes: Jessica Simpson
Button Down: Son of John via Loehmann's

I had an awesome time at this event and met some really cool people. After the event my friend and I strolled through Soho's lovely cobblestone streets. I even saw one of New York's Style Socialites Genevieve Jones walking her adorable pooch!
 I love my buys too. I plan to wear the lace number with these steel toe boots I just got from Marshalls. I have visions already for all these pieces. Can you believe I am already starting to think about what I should wear for fashion week! It's so far away but I just can't stop thinking about it.
So excited I only work a four day week this week thanks to July 4th!

What are your holiday plans?


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Saturday, June 25, 2011

How I'm Living: Preity of Fashion Solace Blogger Style

Untitled from Monroe Steele on Vimeo.
Interview with Preity of Fashion Solace
So I've officially launched a series on my blog titled How I'm Living: Blogger Style. In this series I will interview some of my favorite fashionista's and showcase their awesome style. First up is a girl who has the sickest, most unique and stylish fashion sense I've come across in a long while.
So check out her interview. In it she drops the secrets of where she shops and also shows us some of her favorite pieces in her wardrobe and some of her handmade jewelry.
Her Closet:

Her Style

Visit Preity at Fashion Solace!!!

What do you all think of Preity's style?
I must admit when we hang, i get more stares than I ever have which is a good thing!

If you'd like to be considered for How I'm Living: Blogger Style series please email me at
with the subject Blogger Style Series. This is only open to fashion bloggers in and around the NYC.


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